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Cicero: Tusculan Disputations II and V$
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A. E. Douglas

Print publication date: 1989

Print ISBN-13: 9780856684333

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9780856684333.001.0001

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Tusculan Disputations II

Tusculan Disputations II

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(p.15) Tusculan Disputations II
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Cicero: Tusculan Disputations II and V
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A. E. Douglas

A. E. Douglas

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9780856684333.003.0002

This chapter provides the original text and translation of Book II of Cicero's Tusculans. It explains how Roman oratory is in decline and points out why it is time to seize philosophy from the Greeks, arguing both sides of each case and appealing to a sophisticated literary public by paying proper attention to style. It also follows Philo in separating formal rhetorical instruction from the philosophical disputation. The chapter mentions the interlocutor in Book II, who speaks of the great benefit he has gained from the preceding day's discussion of death. It analyses how benefits of the discussion of death come to a person of suitable character.

Keywords:   Cicero, Tusculans, Roman oratory, Greeks literary public, Philo, rhetorical instruction, philosophical disputation

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